Melba Lara

Host, All Things Considered
At WBEZ, in addition to being the long-time local host of All Things Considered, Melba has reported and hosted local, state and national political coverage and moderated the 2018 Illinois debate of candidates for governor. She also covered the campaign and re-election of President Barack Obama, as well covering stories from a variety of locations across Chicago, the Midwest, and Europe. Melba has interviewed newsmakers and lawmakers from politics, economics, education, medicine and the arts.

Melba has also produced news features for various NPR programs including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Latino USA and APM’s Marketplace.

Besides her work at WBEZ, Melba was also an award-winning host at Wisconsin Public Radio in Madison, Wisconsin and worked for Michigan Radio as a Morning Edition host. Melba was recognized with a Lisagor award for her reporting on HIV and Youth and is part of the team at WBEZ which won the 2014 Murrow National Award for overall excellence, large market radio.

She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

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